Santa Monica LOOKOUT: Pico Youth and Family Center in Santa Monica Sees New Hope

Nearly two years ago, the Pico Youth and Family Center (PYFC), which provides support services for at-risk youth in Santa Monica’s most diverse neighborhood, needed a life line of its own.

Mired in controversy and financially abandoned by the City, the center faced bankruptcy, was shedding staff and fighting to remain on the mission it embarked on fifteen years ago.

But PYFC survived. And as it starts 2017, its leader says the nonprofit organization –- the only one of its kind in Santa Monica — is growing stronger as it tries to emerge from the financial straits that threatened to shutter it in the spring of 2015

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